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2013-01-26 04:28:47 PM  

jaytkay: As mentioned above, list needs more Vasquez


List maker probably mistook her for a man ...
 
2013-01-26 04:29:47 PM  
i131.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-26 04:38:40 PM  

GRCooper: jaytkay: As mentioned above, list needs more Vasquez

List maker probably mistook her for a man ...


Well, your mom made the same mistake with you.
 
2013-01-26 04:45:03 PM  

Ed Grubermann: GRCooper: jaytkay: As mentioned above, list needs more Vasquez

List maker probably mistook her for a man ...

Well, your mom made the same mistake with you.


Facepalm.jpg
 
2013-01-26 04:46:27 PM  
Needs more FemShep.

cache.g4tv.com
 
2013-01-26 04:50:27 PM  
*sigh* Yet another list where 'fictional' is used as a synonym for 'on TV or in Movies, because we can't be bothered to read books anymore'.

Not that there's anything really *wrong* with the list, but it is woefully incomplete. I believe someone has already mentioned Honor Harrington. I would add Lady Cordelia Vorkosigan, and any Heinlein heroine - Friday, Mary Cavanaugh, Hazel Stone, Star, Caroline Mishiyeni (sp?), D.T. Burroughs-Carter, Hilda, Carmen Ibanez (but not Dizzy Flores - in the original, Diz was male) - I can go on and on. Or Jim Butcher's Lt. Karrin Murphy, and Amara of Calderon. And oh! so many more.

Celebrate the ladies on the list, by all means - they are worthy of it. But please don't blinder yourself to the wonders of print.
 
2013-01-26 05:04:18 PM  

texdent: thamike: 7.

Whoever this is

You're farking kidding, right?


...

What do you think?

Man, the internet has just gotten morose over the years.
 
2013-01-26 05:08:59 PM  
gee, by 'women' I thought they meant humans!
Agreed with many of the above, add GI Jane, the Matrix chick, Leia, and maybe even Hit Girl.
 
2013-01-26 05:16:50 PM  
www.joethepeacock.com
 
2013-01-26 05:17:04 PM  

Mugato: [images.wikia.com image 307x462]

/just kidding


Weaponized ennui?
 
2013-01-26 05:19:22 PM  
Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter.
 
2013-01-26 05:23:41 PM  
how about now?
 
2013-01-26 05:27:44 PM  
www.toptenz.net
(complicit in RatWar)
 
2013-01-26 05:31:33 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: *sigh* Yet another list where 'fictional' is used as a synonym for 'on TV or in Movies, because we can't be bothered to read books anymore'.

Not that there's anything really *wrong* with the list, but it is woefully incomplete. I believe someone has already mentioned Honor Harrington. I would add Lady Cordelia Vorkosigan, and any Heinlein heroine - Friday, Mary Cavanaugh, Hazel Stone, Star, Caroline Mishiyeni (sp?), D.T. Burroughs-Carter, Hilda, Carmen Ibanez (but not Dizzy Flores - in the original, Diz was male) - I can go on and on. Or Jim Butcher's Lt. Karrin Murphy, and Amara of Calderon. And oh! so many more.

Celebrate the ladies on the list, by all means - they are worthy of it. But please don't blinder yourself to the wonders of print.


Here's the thing: I'm currently working on a manuscript about science fiction "heroes," and I realized that if I have any hope in hell of selling this thing, I would need to relegate myself to TV shows. I stated so in the introduction, mostly because TV is accessible to almost everyone, and that the shows allow for greater character development. Believe me, writing about Use of Weapons is only going to draw a small iota of the population. Putting something in there about Firefly or Star Trek, though...
 
2013-01-26 05:51:06 PM  
A big chunk of those women aren't even military. Lara Croft may be a badass, but she's just a treasure hunter, not even an agent for some ill-defined and possibly non-existent government agency..
 
2013-01-26 05:53:28 PM  
Sarah Walker
Sam Carter
Susan Ivanova
 
2013-01-26 06:04:55 PM  
No Ziva David?
 
2013-01-26 06:24:14 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: *sigh* Yet another list where 'fictional' is used as a synonym for 'on TV or in Movies, because we can't be bothered to read books anymore'.

Not that there's anything really *wrong* with the list, but it is woefully incomplete. I believe someone has already mentioned Honor Harrington. I would add Lady Cordelia Vorkosigan, and any Heinlein heroine - Friday, Mary Cavanaugh, Hazel Stone, Star, Caroline Mishiyeni (sp?), D.T. Burroughs-Carter, Hilda, Carmen Ibanez (but not Dizzy Flores - in the original, Diz was male) - I can go on and on. Or Jim Butcher's Lt. Karrin Murphy, and Amara of Calderon. And oh! so many more.

Celebrate the ladies on the list, by all means - they are worthy of it. But please don't blinder yourself to the wonders of print.

Here's the thing: I'm currently working on a manuscript about science fiction "heroes," and I realized that if I have any hope in hell of selling this thing, I would need to relegate myself to TV shows. I stated so in the introduction, mostly because TV is accessible to almost everyone, and that the shows allow for greater character development. Believe me, writing about Use of Weapons is only going to draw a small iota of the population. Putting something in there about Firefly or Star Trek, though...


Translation;

I'm writing a manuscript, so I came up with a quick list knowing Farkers would write the rest for me

/I keed
 
2013-01-26 06:33:39 PM  
images.wikia.com
 
2013-01-26 06:42:15 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Believe me, writing about Use of Weapons is only going to draw a small iota of the population.


Skaffen-Amtiskaw was a chick?
 
2013-01-26 06:42:19 PM  

Mugato: Galileo's Daughter: No Geena Davis from "The Long Kiss Goodnight"?

I thought I was the only one who remembered that film. That movie was great, should have been a franchise. Well except the not making money part.

"Suck my dick."


Loved it. She had two great lines: one, after her daughter asks if they are going to die, she replies, "No, sweetheart. They are." And the other, to the film's villain: "You're going to die screaming."
 
2013-01-26 06:42:54 PM  

digitalrain: No Ziva David?


Oooh, good call, that.

I'll say this: I like the Ziva episodes better than the Kate episodes.

It might be a tad unfair, considering that Kate wasn't around the show for too long, but that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
 
2013-01-26 06:47:08 PM  

Mugato: thamike: 10 broken, crazed individuals who don't belong anywhere near firearms (except for maybe Ripley...maybe)

Ripley has a severe case of PTSD and never touched a rifle before the midpoint of Aliens. She also has a skewed sense of priorities like going back for her cat. Lara Croft is the most sane of the group.


For that matter Sigourney Weaver absolutely hates firearms and they had to twist her arm to get her to run around with the M41A pulse rifle.

//yeah I know it was really a Thompson and SPAS12 combined...
 
2013-01-26 06:48:05 PM  
rindastartrekds9.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-26 06:54:27 PM  
What the fark is wrong with you, internet?

1mestadelsbilder.files.wordpress.com

2 www.sliverofice.com

3encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

4www.bbc.co.uk

63.bp.blogspot.com

7images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-26 07:02:32 PM  
List fails without Sydney Bristow and Sarah Walker.
 
2013-01-26 07:03:19 PM  
Also, Queen from Jeremy Robinson's Chess Team books (no they aren't well written, but Zelda's a bad-ass)
 
2013-01-26 07:43:44 PM  

Alphax: Susan Ivanova: "Who am I? I am Susan Ivanova, Commander. Daughter of Andre and Sophie Ivanov. I am the right hand of vengeance and the boot that is going to kick your sorry ass all the way back to Earth, sweetheart! I am death incarnate, and the last living thing that you will ever see. God sent me."


I came here to say this. List is fail without God's Vengeance Hand/Boot.
 
2013-01-26 07:45:16 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: *sigh* Yet another list where 'fictional' is used as a synonym for 'on TV or in Movies, because we can't be bothered to read books anymore'.

Not that there's anything really *wrong* with the list, but it is woefully incomplete. I believe someone has already mentioned Honor Harrington. I would add Lady Cordelia Vorkosigan, and any Heinlein heroine - Friday, Mary Cavanaugh, Hazel Stone, Star, Caroline Mishiyeni (sp?), D.T. Burroughs-Carter, Hilda, Carmen Ibanez (but not Dizzy Flores - in the original, Diz was male) - I can go on and on. Or Jim Butcher's Lt. Karrin Murphy, and Amara of Calderon. And oh! so many more.

Celebrate the ladies on the list, by all means - they are worthy of it. But please don't blinder yourself to the wonders of print.

Here's the thing: I'm currently working on a manuscript about science fiction "heroes," and I realized that if I have any hope in hell of selling this thing, I would need to relegate myself to TV shows. I stated so in the introduction, mostly because TV is accessible to almost everyone, and that the shows allow for greater character development. Believe me, writing about Use of Weapons is only going to draw a small iota of the population. Putting something in there about Firefly or Star Trek, though...


is that how it works? i thought If everyone is doing the same thing you have to compete with everyone. but If you have a niche, you have fewer people to compete with, you become known as the 'go to' person, the expert, worth more.

is there really no hope?
 
2013-01-26 08:02:00 PM  
www.netbrawl.com
 
2013-01-26 08:08:24 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: *sigh* Yet another list where 'fictional' is used as a synonym for 'on TV or in Movies, because we can't be bothered to read books anymore'.

Not that there's anything really *wrong* with the list, but it is woefully incomplete. I believe someone has already mentioned Honor Harrington. I would add Lady Cordelia Vorkosigan, and any Heinlein heroine - Friday, Mary Cavanaugh, Hazel Stone, Star, Caroline Mishiyeni (sp?), D.T. Burroughs-Carter, Hilda, Carmen Ibanez (but not Dizzy Flores - in the original, Diz was male) - I can go on and on. Or Jim Butcher's Lt. Karrin Murphy, and Amara of Calderon. And oh! so many more.

Celebrate the ladies on the list, by all means - they are worthy of it. But please don't blinder yourself to the wonders of print.


media.npr.org
Nobody loves Haramid-sol (since neither the list or the comments are military-specific, only women who fight), because the setting is more appropriate to Rudy Valentino fantasies than Errol Flynn fantasies -- and Rudy Valentino fantasies are passe; as evidenced by....

d.gr-assets.com
except that nobody loves Aerin because nobody's allowed to read the book because Aerin had two men and screwed one of them before being married to him

upload.wikimedia.org
Nobody loves the Renunciates of Darkover because they're Real Lesbians... who managed to get that way because a man sexually abused them when they were very very young, not because they were born that way (and y'all know exactly which character I'm talking about)

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
Ms. Mundy is ready to take care of business, any time, any where, if some ass needs kickin'. She can even probably recruit a certain popular transexual who'd be willing to do intelligence duty for the right cause.
/hot
 
2013-01-26 08:13:31 PM  
then there's this biatch


www.paperbackfantasies.jjelmquist.com

fk not with The Star Commander
 
2013-01-26 08:22:01 PM  
c2.bibtopia.com

Braxi and Azea's spiritual distant-cousin, After The Fall. I don't think anyone's read this book but me, but it will make a reader see rape (and in particular rape of a man) in a different light. Hopefully. Too bad she never got to finish the series, though of what I remember of the book, there may not have been anything more to say philosophically.

/laughed my ass off at the may-december gender reversals
//then pondered it
///definitely the anti-twilight of literature intended for women
 
2013-01-26 08:26:20 PM  

LesserEvil: List fails without...

[i.imgur.com image 296x323]


I like the cut of your jib, sailor. That was a glaring omission.


Also, no love for Friday/Marjorie Baldwin from Heinlein's "Friday"? Brains and sexiness over brawn and firepower.
 
2013-01-26 08:33:14 PM  

Mugato: Mmm, Shawnee Smith

[shawneesmith.org image 638x800]

On the Aliens tip I'd pick Vasquez over Ripley. She had more training and a bigger gun. Sure she died but it's not like she went out like a biatch like Bill Pullman.

[t2.gstatic.com image 256x132]


She went through a horrific blonde short-haired mommy phase a while ago but thankfully she went back to her long dark hair.
 
2013-01-26 08:36:09 PM  
ExperianScaresCthulhu:

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
Ms. Mundy is ready to take care of business, any time, any where, if some ass needs kickin'. She can even probably recruit a certain popular transexual who'd be willing to do intelligence duty for the right cause.

Are you referring to Tovera? I've read all the books, and this is the first time I've heard a reference to a transexual in the series.

At any rate, I thought of mentioning her earlier, and she's best as a package deal with Tovera.
 
2013-01-26 08:45:01 PM  
Sonya Blade?
 
2013-01-26 08:51:26 PM  

LesserEvil: ExperianScaresCthulhu:

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 320x235]
Ms. Mundy is ready to take care of business, any time, any where, if some ass needs kickin'. She can even probably recruit a certain popular transexual who'd be willing to do intelligence duty for the right cause.

Are you referring to Tovera? I've read all the books, and this is the first time I've heard a reference to a transexual in the series.

At any rate, I thought of mentioning her earlier, and she's best as a package deal with Tovera.


Nah man, not Tovera, though I know who that is. The tranny actress in Some Golden Harbor. Tripped me out that Drake would make a tranny someone who influences the plot. That never happens.

The tranny is not pure of purpose or a 'good guy', which does happen. But a contact is a contact, and you use your resources as you can. (See also, the Bagwells, Kellermans and Mahones of the world)

/yeah, I'm on a Prison Break marathon
//if I'm misremembering the book, my bad. it's been a while
 
2013-01-26 09:00:05 PM  

jdjoker: No Tanya (Kari Wuhrer) from the Red Alert series?

I also object to the characterization of Scarlett and Lady Jaye as the "token females" of the GI Joe team. They're not as popular as the Baroness (mainly for cosplay reasons), but not even mentioning them by name is just plain sloppy writing.


Easy, breezy, beautiful

www.yojoe.com
Cover Girl

(I'd only heard of Cover Girl from my brothers. She *never* appeared at the toy stores, and I searched loooong and hard as a kid. Could always find Baroness. Then Scarlett. Lady Jaye didn't appear in toy stores either, but Cover Girl might as well have been an urban myth, in my parts.)
 
2013-01-26 09:00:44 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: *sigh* Yet another list where 'fictional' is used as a synonym for 'on TV or in Movies, because we can't be bothered to read books anymore'.

Not that there's anything really *wrong* with the list, but it is woefully incomplete. I believe someone has already mentioned Honor Harrington. I would add Lady Cordelia Vorkosigan, and any Heinlein heroine - Friday, Mary Cavanaugh, Hazel Stone, Star, Caroline Mishiyeni (sp?), D.T. Burroughs-Carter, Hilda, Carmen Ibanez (but not Dizzy Flores - in the original, Diz was male) - I can go on and on. Or Jim Butcher's Lt. Karrin Murphy, and Amara of Calderon. And oh! so many more.

Celebrate the ladies on the list, by all means - they are worthy of it. But please don't blinder yourself to the wonders of print.

Here's the thing: I'm currently working on a manuscript about science fiction "heroes," and I realized that if I have any hope in hell of selling this thing, I would need to relegate myself to TV shows. I stated so in the introduction, mostly because TV is accessible to almost everyone, and that the shows allow for greater character development. Believe me, writing about Use of Weapons is only going to draw a small iota of the population. Putting something in there about Firefly or Star Trek, though...

is that how it works? i thought If everyone is doing the same thing you have to compete with everyone. but If you have a niche, you have fewer people to compete with, you become known as the 'go to' person, the expert, worth more.

is there really no hope?


No, there isn't, not if I want a manuscript that an agent will pick up. Sure, I could write about any number of sci fi novels, but no one would touch it; there would be no mainstream appeal. I could always self-publsh, but I've always viewed people who self-publish and then call themselves writers as some of the most depressing people on the planet.
 
2013-01-26 09:04:14 PM  

Mugato: Galileo's Daughter: No Geena Davis from "The Long Kiss Goodnight"?

I thought I was the only one who remembered that film. That movie was great, should have been a franchise. Well except the not making money part.

"Suck my dick."


The Long Kiss Goodnight is that movie everybody in the hood has seen, and loves, but it was supposed to be a failure. You two are right, some great lines in that movie. And Geena was gorgeous and deadly as both of her two personalities. I don't understand why it never made money, either.

Maybe it needed to be on cable tv a million times a day to earn its rightful place.
 
2013-01-26 09:19:54 PM  
List fails with no Jane Sagan.
 
2013-01-26 09:43:17 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Now that's badass.
 
2013-01-26 09:51:28 PM  

jdjoker: No Tanya (Kari Wuhrer) from the Red Alert series?


Good point, but Red Alert I's Tanya was way more badass than Kari Whurer.  Not as much of a looker, but way tougher.
/ Kari Whurer did a better Tanya than Jenny McCarthy though.
// Red Alert 3's british chick was pretty awesome though.
www.cncgames.com
 
2013-01-26 10:21:32 PM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x224]

Now that's badass.


One of my favorite girls in the world and I didn't think of her.
 
2013-01-26 10:53:01 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: jdjoker: No Tanya (Kari Wuhrer) from the Red Alert series?

I also object to the characterization of Scarlett and Lady Jaye as the "token females" of the GI Joe team. They're not as popular as the Baroness (mainly for cosplay reasons), but not even mentioning them by name is just plain sloppy writing.

Easy, breezy, beautiful

[www.yojoe.com image 481x613]
Cover Girl

(I'd only heard of Cover Girl from my brothers. She *never* appeared at the toy stores, and I searched loooong and hard as a kid. Could always find Baroness. Then Scarlett. Lady Jaye didn't appear in toy stores either, but Cover Girl might as well have been an urban myth, in my parts.)



I had her. Cover Girl was never sold as a loose figure, you got her with the Wolverine Tank, which was a fairly rare GI Joe vehicle. There's probably about half of the GI Joe figures that were only available as vehicle drivers/pilots.

i903.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-26 11:29:53 PM  

LesserEvil: List fails without...

[i.imgur.com image 296x323]


Yeppers - came to see this, leaving very satisfied
 
2013-01-26 11:41:26 PM  
All these posts and no mention of Kerrigan. Bad Assed Ghost before she became Queen of Blades.
 
2013-01-27 12:01:40 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com

The Mord Sith, a group of ladies you would rather having fighting with you not against
 
2013-01-27 12:08:41 AM  
Meryl Silverburg?
 
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